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$3,000 a Year to Be a Merchant Marine

(State Marine Schools 20.806)
The program objective is to train merchant marine officers in State Marine Schools. You can receive $3,000 per year to train to be a merchant marine officer at a designated State Marine School. In exchange for this incentive payment program, you must commit yourself to a minimum of five years duty to the Maritime Administration. You must also remain in a reserve unit of an armed force for a minimum of eight years. Students need to apply to one of the State Marine Schools. Contact the Office of Maritime Labor and Training, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC 20590; 202-366-5755; 800-996-2723; Continue reading

All Expenses Plus $558 a Month to Be a Merchant Marine

(U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ??? Kings Point 20.807)
This program trains merchant marine officers while they attend the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Students receive training, subsistence, books, quarters, uniforms, medical care, and program travel without cost. In addition, the student will receive a monthly wage from their steamship company employer. Contact Office of Maritime Labor and Training, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, DC 20590; 202-366-5484; 800-996-2723; Continue reading

84 For Your Phone Bill

Link Up and Lifeline are two government programs that offer up to $84 a year in discounts on your monthly bill. Ask your phone company about them or contact your state utility commissioner. For more information on how to save money on your phone bill, contact your telephone company, your state regulatory agency, and/or the Federal Communications Commission (445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC 20554; 888-CALL-FCC

Visit: www.fcc.gov/cgb/getconnected/

Money to Study Community Planning and Development

(Community Development Work-Study Program 14.512)
The Community Development Work-Study Program makes grants to institutions of higher education to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged and minority students. Students take part in community development work-study programs while they are enrolled full-time in graduate or undergraduate programs with that major. Students must apply to those institutions that received the money. Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development, Office of University Partnerships, 451 7th St., SW, Room 8106, Washington, DC 20410; 202-708-3061, 800-877-8339; Continue reading

Money to Study Housing Issues

(Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program 14.516)
The program objective is to encourage doctoral candidates to engage in policy related housing and urban development research and to assist them in its timely completion. Money can used to support Ph.D candidates. Students can request an application package from the address listed below or by calling HUD USER at 800-245-2691. For additional information, contact Armand Carriere, Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th St., SW, Room 8106, Washington, DC 20410; 202-708-3061; Continue reading